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tiger newI still weigh myself everyday even though I shouldnt but I cant help it. This morning I weighed in at 236. Which is awesome considering as of last week I was back up to 250. Now I am below where I was when I was sick but it doesn’t make a lick of sense. I was like 243 yesterday which was awesome in of its self. Anyways after months of staying at the same weight I am finally dropping off the weight hope it keeps up.

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TigerfiercebabySo it has been a few weeks but I am still alive. I was super sick and lost like 12 lbs then but it wasnt good and I was like the walking dead. Then I went to the states for personal and business reasons. I ate a lot then of stuff I love and gained those 12lbs back to 250lbs. However since I have been back I have been really good about my eating though awful about my exercise and I have dropped 5lbs bringing me back to 245. If I can keep this going I will be pretty happy. I guess a little shock to the system got the body out of store mode and into cutting mode. Progress is at least healthy progress at this point.

TigerfiercebabyI got pretty sick this weekend and I am pretty sure I am still sick. Totally a situation of over indulgence and poor upkeep of my body. Though I subscribe to the philosophy of everything in moderation I am actually an all or nothing kind of guy. So in the spirit of Dragon Con (which I was not at) I drank too much, stayed up too late and perhaps got a little debaucherous. Well I did that for a couple days straight and by Sunday my body said FUCK YOU. So I was hit with fever, chills, headache, sore throat. I thankfully have some awesome guests who helped take care of me but damn if I was not a miserable sack of waste this weekend. Still the weigh in comes at 249lbs and 33.1% Body Fat. This week I am going to be ultra strict on the diet and see if I get any payback.

tiger newA friend of mine who I really admire for her commitment to lifting posted a new regiment she was doing. I don’t know half the exercises listed or have access to all the equipment needed for some but what I liked was the theory behind the exercises. Normally I lift the heaviest weight I can for 10-20 reps one set. This involved 5 sets with 6-8 reps with 10 seconds of rest between sets. I tried it today and really enjoyed the workout. I will probably rotate out on this during my week or maybe make it constant. Definitely liked trying it and it felt great too. I think its important to add to your repertoire in order to keep exercise fun and exciting. Really glad I made it to the gym this morning and got to try this out. Looking forward to the gym tomorrow. Its all about getting in there and doing the work.

Tiger backI both love and hate rest days. I love rest days cause I do feel my body recovering from the day before work out. At the same time I hate them because I easily let one rest day slip into another rest day. I was doing an everyday gym thing now I get in 3-4 times. I can’t decide which is having the better effect constant gym or gym with rest. I will keep bouncing between the two, Just need to get better about not going too many days with rest.,

TigerfiercebabyThis week we still hover around 250 actually 251 with 32,8% body fat, I have hit my 10k steps and 5 miles everyday this week. I have made it to the gym a little less often but been really appreciating the rest days, I have started to feel that soreness again a little during those rest days. Weights keeping going up so that is good. If weights arent going up I get reps up. Weather is getting nice so I might add in swimming again for the off days. Food is still protein shakes and whole meals for dinner. Did a little more calories this weekend but still healthy foods. Water intake still high. Feeling much better since starting on the vitamin supplement. Vitamin B makes you pee neon yellow I learned. That is the weekly update. Thanks for reading.

Drinking TigerI think what kills me when dieting is the liquid calories. Not the protein shakes those I account for. No its the chai here and there, the alcohol, the glass of wine, and the mixer for the alcohol. It doesn’t take a lot of those to boost your caloric intake for the day turning an unassuming low cal day to a high cal day. But if I can control my food I can control my liquids too. Perseverance.

Tiger eatingI seriously thought I was going to be feeling hungry all the time doing one meal but it really isn’t bad at all. I’m very happy I am doing a solid whole meal at the end of my day. My work day is alert and I don’t feel tired like I used to after lunch. I have energy through the day. My workouts feel good. When I do eat more it is too filling and so I am less inclined to do so again. Its really not that hard to keep up. My variety comes in my dinner meal. Next month I might pick up a different flavor of protein powder to add some variety but for now I am a fan of the chocolate. I have another trip to the states for fun and business in a couple weeks. Going to need to pack some powder then to keep me on the straight and narrow. The vitamins have probably helped a bit too. Who knew feeding your body the appropriate things could make you feel better?

fat tigerToday I feel like a fat tiger because the stupid scale said 249 after yesterday it said 243. However I believe the scale is possessed. It also said today I was down to 30% Fat which is great. Well not great but brings my BMI close to not being Obese which is my real goal. I hit not obese 2 years ago around this time and would like to get back to that. I have a feeling I am moving in the right direction regardless of what my weight is telling me. Stupid scale. This one meal a day thing is pretty good. I feel more alert, have more energy and the general roughness earlier in the week has gone away. I do occasionally want to want to hunt down a cow and eat it but I’m sure that will pass too. Another day on the right path.

Drinking TigerI am guessing from what I read my 1 meal and protein shakes is a form of fasting. I have a shake in the morning, shake at lunch and a meal for dinner, which is decent sized, and then a shake before bed. I am getting mixed reads on milk vs water. The milk does add fat and calories but also tends to tie me over through the day. Supposedly it is either awesome for muscle growth or the worst. It depends on which lifitng broscience you read. Basically I end up with a 300 calorie breakfast with milk and 150 calories with water. Same for lunch. Dinner is in the 400-600 range. Same calories for prebed shake. So like 1300 calories for the day and a ton of water because I drink all the water in the world when I am fasting. I feel pretty good too. Of course today is Samosa day so it is cheat day but still counting calories.